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What is the typical recuperation time for a dislocated shoulder?
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Dr. Jack Choueka
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 2-3 months
For first time simple shoulder dislocations after 2-3 months you can return to regular activities however further dislocations may occur. Also people over 40 with a first time dislocation need an MRI to make sure they don't have a rotator cuff tear.
If there is pain feelings of a loose shoulder or multiple dislocations, then arthroscopic surgery may be needed.

In brief: 2-3 months
For first time simple shoulder dislocations after 2-3 months you can return to regular activities however further dislocations may occur. Also people over 40 with a first time dislocation need an MRI to make sure they don't have a rotator cuff tear.
If there is pain feelings of a loose shoulder or multiple dislocations, then arthroscopic surgery may be needed.
Dr. Jack Choueka
Dr. Jack Choueka
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Dr. Victor Khabie
Sports Medicine
In brief: 4-6 weeks
But you should get an MRI to make sure your rotator cuff has not torn and to understand the extent of the ligament damage.

In brief: 4-6 weeks
But you should get an MRI to make sure your rotator cuff has not torn and to understand the extent of the ligament damage.
Dr. Victor Khabie
Dr. Victor Khabie
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